Love And Anarchy
Directed by Lina Wertmuller
Film directed by Lina Wertmüller and starring Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato.
The story, set in Fascist Italy before the outbreak of World War II, centers on Giannini’s character, an anarchist who stays in a brothel while preparing to assassinate Benito Mussolini. Giannini’s character falls in love with one of the women working in the brothel. This film explores the depths of his emotions concerning love, his hate for fascism, and his fears of being killed while assassinating Mussolini.
Love and Anarchy was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival and Giannini was awarded Best Actor.
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival 1973
Winner: Best Actor - Giancarlo Giannini
Nominee Palme d'Or - Lina Wertmüller
Golden Goblets, Italy 1973 - Winner: Plate - Best New Actress - Lina Polito
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 1974
Winner: Silver Ribbon - Best New Actress: Lina Polito
Best Actor - Giancarlo Giannini
Nominee: Silver Ribbon - Best Original Story - Lina Wertmüller
New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1974 - Nominee: NYFCC Award - Best Actress: Mariangela Melato
- FILM D'AMORE E ANARCHIA
- Italy, France
- 100 min.
- Giancarlo Giannini
- Mariangela Melato